Indira Gandhi

Congress and Left now wouldn’t remember the summer of ‘59

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Nehru with EMS Namboodripad (on his left)

While Congress and Left roll together in the bed for the 2019 General Elections, the love birds of today bear little resemblance to the two fighting crows of

Rahul Gandhi’s Minimum Income Guarantee is a scary bluster

Rahul Gandhi, Minimum Income Guarantee, C. Rangarajan, MGNREGA, UBI, Universal Basic Income, P. Chidambaram, AK Antony, UPA, RS Prasad, Narendra Modi, Rafale, Ghluam Nabi Azad, Anand Sharma, Abhishek Sanghvi, Kapil Sibal,Malikarjun Kharge, Indira Gandhi, loan-waivers, Garibi Hatao, Arun Jaitley

Rahul Gandhi: Scary bluster

Congress president Rahul Gandhi has promised a Minimum Guarantee Income (MIG) for “for every poor person” in the country and frankly he has bitten more than

Sharia Courts in all districts is recipe for another Pakistan

All-India Muslim Personal Law Board, AIMPLB, Sharia Courts, Darul Qaza, Quran, Triple Talaq, Ram Janmabhoomi, Partition, Pakistan, two-nation theory, Shah Bano, Prof. Mohammad Tahir, Hadith, dargahs, polygamy, Salman Rushdie, US, Philippines, Islamic Zones, UK,  Bengal, Bangladesh, ISI-Modules, Taslima Nasreen, Muftis, Qazis, Indira Gandhi

Regression in the name of Sharia

The All-India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has plans to introduce Sharia Courts (Darul-Qaza) in all 640 districts of India.

What Pranab da wanted us to pay heed to on Hedgewar

Pranab Mukherjee, Keshav Baliram Hedgewar, Nagpur, The Wire, Rashstriya Swayamsevak Sangh, RSS, Non-Cooperation Movement, Aruna Asaf Ali, Anand Sharma, Shamsul Islam, Quit India Movement, Hindu Mahasabha, Bhagwa Dhwaj, Moulana Abul Kalam Azad, Bharatiya Jana Sangh, Kesari, Indira Gandhi, AO Hume, Queen Victoria, Vande Mataram, Anusheelan Samiti, Lala Hansraj Gupta, Achyutrao Patwardhan, Sane Guruji, EMS Namboodirapad

KB Hegdewar deserves his due

When former President Pranab Mukherjee visited Keshav Baliram Hedgewar birthplace in Nagpur on Thursday, he must have known better than the lies of

Irony died a million deaths in Tharoor’s column

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Tharoor has a juvenile piece in Express

Shashi Tharoor’s edit piece in Indian Express on Satur

Why Muslims owe a lot to Sardar Patel

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Sardar Patel: Did he really have anti-Muslim bias?

This is the centenary of the year when Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel first met Mahatma Gandhi and India got its unifier as we know the nation today.

Why Rajdeep Sardesai blocked me on twitter

Rajdeep Sardesai, Times of India, Freedom of Expression, Rohingyas, Bullet Train, Sangh Parivar, Gauri Lankesh, Demonetization, India, Arjan Singh, Arvind Singh, Sagarika Ghose, Indira Gandhi, Sam Manekshaw, UPA, Pratibha Patil, Manmohan Singh, AK Antony, APJ Kalam, Sitaram Yechury, Digvijaya Singh, Manish Tewari, India-Occupied-Kashmir

Rajdeep Sardesai (left) and writer himself

I found myself blocked on twitter by Rajdeep Sardesai today.

Khusro, a Hindu-hater, beyond words

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Amir Khusro; Nehru at Nizamuddin dargah

Amir Khusro is a legend for good reason.

Rahul Gandhi and the “colonized mind”

Rahul Gandhi, RSS, Bhagwad Gita, Upanishads, Sonia Gandhi, Raajiv Gandhi, Indira Gandhi, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, Dharma, Humpty-Dumpty, Michel Danino, Macaulay Doctrine, Fake Aryan Invasion Theory, Gregory series, Pell’s equation, Siddhantic period, Aryuveda, Siddha, Harappan times, Ananda Coomaraswamy, BJP, West, colonists, Islam

Reading sacred texts for political fights. Pic courtesy AsiaNet.

So we read this comic-tragic news the other day that Rahul Gandhi is reading Bhagwad Gita and Upanashids to counter Rashtriya Swayam Sangh (RSS) and Bharatiy

NDTV and a prophetic Ravish Kumar

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NDTV and its blank screen for a day

“This blank screen is the real face of television today.”